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Dr Tasha Fairfield

Dr Tasha FairfieldAssistant Professor
Department of International Development


Tasha Fairfield’s research interests include taxation, business politics, democracy, inequality, and Latin American politics. She holds a PhD in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Before arriving at LSE, she was a Hewlett Fellow at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law and a Visiting Fellow at the University of Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute.

Her research has been supported by the Social Science Research Council, Fulbright-Hays, and the International Center for Tax and Development (ICTD) at the University of Sussex Institute for Development Studies. She is currently a member of ICTD’s Resource Allocation Group. Dr Fairfield was also appointed Affiliate Professor in the Department of Government at LSE in 2015.

Recent publications:

Fairfield, Tasha (Forthcoming) Redistribution under the Right in Latin America:Electoral Competition and Organized Actors in Policymaking, Comparative Political Studies

Fairfield, Tasha and Charman, Andrew (2017) Explicit Bayesian analysis for process tracing: guidelines, opportunities, and caveats Political Analysis. ISSN 1047-1987

Fairfield, Tasha (2015) Private wealth and public revenue in Latin America: business power and tax politics Cambridge University Press, New York, USA.

Fairfield, Tasha and Jorratt, Michel (2015) Top income shares, business profits, and effective tax rates in contemporary Chile Review of Income and Wealth. 1-46.

Fairfield, Tasha (2015) Structural power in comparative political economy: perspectives from policy formulation in Latin America Business and Politics.

Fairfield, Tasha and Jorratt, Michel (2014) Top income shares, business profits, and effective tax rates in contemporary Chile ICTD working paper, 17. Institute of Development Studies, Brighton.

Fairfield, Tasha (2013) Going where the money is: strategies for taxing economic elites in unequal democracies World Development, 47. 42-57. (Includes first appendix of its kind that explicitly illustrates how process-tracing tests are used to draw causal inferences in case study narratives.)

Fairfield, Tasha (2011) Business power and protest: Argentina’s agricultural producers protest in comparative context Studies in Comparative International Development, 46 (4). 424-453.

Fairfield, Tasha (2010) Business power and tax reform: taxing income and profits in Chile and Argentina Latin American Politics and Society, 52 (2). 37-71.

Leonard, David K. and Brass, Jennifer N. and Nelson, Michael and Ear, Sophal and Fahey, Dan and Fairfield, Tasha and Gning, Martha Johnson and Halderman, Michael and McSherry, Brendan and Moehler, Devra C. and Prichard, Wilson and Turner, Robin and Vu, Tuong and Dijkman, Jeroen (2010) Does patronage still drive politics for the rural poor in the developing world?: a comparative perspective from the livestock sector Development and Change, 41 (3). 475-494.

Contact details

Email: t.a.fairfield@lse.ac.uk

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